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Today we found some fantastic articles on rearing money-smart kids, cultivating your X-factor, and making life insurance more affordable.

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Nobody likes a quitter, but quitting some of what you're doing may be the best thing to do for your productivity — and your life. Learn why.

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Good mornings make for better days. Make sure you're avoiding these bad habits in order to develop a healthful, relaxing, and productive morning routine.

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Help your parents enjoy their golden years without spending a fortune yourself.

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Feel great tomorrow morning by making your limited sleep hours as effective as possible with these great sleep hacks.

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How to Resist Lifestyle Creep and Still Have Everything You Want

Responsible financial management doesn't mean you have to live like a monk. It does mean you have to define — and choose — your own individual lifestyle.

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Getting motivated to workout day after day can really be a drag. Keep fitness fun — and productive — with these tricks.

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Late at night may be the only time you have for a workout. To make it great (and still fall asleep on time) follow these suggestions.

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Best Money Tips: Cut the Cost of Raising Kids

Today we found some fantastic articles on cutting the cost of raising kids, if seniors should get life insurance, and organizing your money and your mind.

Save Money by Shopping at the Craft Store — Even If You're Not a Crafter

Craft stores aren't just for crafters. Your local craft store has plenty of good home decor buys and super cheap gifts, no assembly required.

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Reducing your risk of developing diabetes is not complicated. All you need is the willingness to make a few simple lifestyle changes.

Discount Luxury: Save 50% or More on 5 Fabulous Substitutions

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Would You Dance to Avoid a Fee?

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